Saturday September 7 * 2-5pm * RSVP
Celebrate the opening of Aaron Maier’s solo exhibition “Suburbia” with a very suburban tradition: an afternoon BBQ.
Suburbia examines artist Aaron Maier's personal history and his family’s pursuit of privilege in middle class America. Paintings and drawings document the complexities of class, race, gender roles, and labor as experienced by a suburbanite Latin American family in the process of assimilating into US culture. The work is heavily influenced by self-taught and figurative artists who work from personal narratives. To further draw upon the narrative, the exhibition takes place in the same neighborhood where the artist grew up, in a residential home in Takoma Park, DC.
Artist talk Sunday September 29 at 3pm.
Aaron Maier is a Latino visual artist born and raised in the Maryland suburbs of DC. He obtained his BFA from the School of The Art Institute of Chicago, attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and has exhibited at the Queens Museum in New York City, SculptureCenter, The National Arts Club, The Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, and the Washington Project for the Arts. Aaron lives and works in Washington, DC.